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Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Realgroovychick » 28 May 2012, 20:00

I have some clothes that I want to get rid of.

Some of the clothes are in okay condition and I would like to donate them to charity. But some of them just need to be thrown away or just used as rags. Can I just put the clothes in the trash? Whenever I put my rubbish on the rubbish truck, they check my rubbish and I sense that they might not allow me to put clothing in there. Where can I donate clothes to charity?

Back at home we have clothing bins where you can dump clothes - not sure what to do here!

Can anyone help me?
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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 28 May 2012, 22:48

Rags are recycled so just pack them in a bag and give them to the recycling truck. Most neighborhoods have a used clothes bin where you can drop off clothes you don't want for the needy. Where are you located?
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Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Realgroovychick » 29 May 2012, 00:39

Thanks for your reply. I live near Taipei 101 and work near MRT Liuzhangli. I have never noticed any clothing bins. Could you describe them?
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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 29 May 2012, 00:49

Realgroovychick wrote:Thanks for your reply. I live near Taipei 101 and work near MRT Liuzhangli. I have never noticed any clothing bins. Could you describe them?
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They look like an oversized blue (I think) mailbox, usually about 2m high. Clothes go in the top shute which pulls out like a mailbox.
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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby madracer » 27 Jul 2012, 14:57

Anyone know how to locate these blue bins?
I have quite a bit of old clothes that I need to get rid off, but walked around my neighbourhood (Songshan District) but could not locate the blue bin :ponder:

Even an address of a charity that will accept the old clothes will suffice, dont mind carting the stuff over to wherever.

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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Incubus » 27 Jul 2012, 15:04

Blue? :ponder: The ones in my neighborhood (Taipei city) are green. They're usually located on a street corner in the small lanes.
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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 28 Jul 2012, 00:48

You might have to ask a local that you know. I have seen two since I moved here 2.5 years ago. One was 30 meters from my house (2nd place) and one is actually in the basement of my new apt building. I'm sure that I have been past dozens but they don't really stick out. I think the ones that I've seen were beige and about the size of a vending machine.
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Re: Recycling clothes in Taiwan

Postby dizzyhytes » 24 Aug 2012, 22:47

There is one of these second hand clothes collection boxes next to Shi-Da University sports field, off Heping East Road. The box is located on Roosevelt Road Sec 2 Lane 81 but it is a one-way street, and the entrance to Lane 81 is actually on Heping East Road, not Roosevelt Road, between a National Health medical clinic and the Shi-Da Sports field. It is less than 25 meters down Lane 81, you should see it on the left side of the lane.

I am also looking to get rid of some clothes, but they are quite nice and was looking for a second hand store, or a Salvation Army-type of shop. I am trying to donate the stuff, it's too nice to dump in a clothing bin or throw away.

Please let me know if there is any such store.
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